David Miller currently has a record in international cricket that is one he would rather not have.
Miller has played more international cricket matches than anybody else who has never participated in a test match.
The hard-hitting left-handed batter has participated in 274 international white-ball matches. Keiron Pollard, a former West Indian batsman who has 224 runs to his name, is the player who poses the greatest threat to Pollard’s non-Test record.
“I would have loved to play a Test, but it is what it is,” adds Miller, who is 34 years old.
I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to compete in so many white-ball matches since I’ve been able to accomplish quite a bit in that arena.
Miller has compiled an impressive first-class record, with a batting average of 36.32 over the course of 63 matches. He has also scored six hundreds, and his fielding has been spectacular throughout his career.
However, this was a period of plenty for the South African Test batting line-up, which featured Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, and Faf du Plessis. At the same time, white-ball cricket was growing more popular and profitable.
In 2018, as he was getting close to turning 30, he announced his retirement from playing first-class cricket.
“I wasn’t even being considered for the South African A side,” she said. I couldn’t catch up to the men in front of me, so I opted to focus on the white-ball things instead.
A fan favorite in South Africa, where fans wave banners declaring ‘Killer Miller’ and ‘It’s Miller Time,’ he is in demand from franchises all over the globe and has played for 22 different representative teams. In all, he has been a part of the national squad for 22 different countries.
He is one of just four players in the history of one-day international cricket who has scored more than 3,000 runs while maintaining an average of more than 40 and a strike rate of more than 100. The other two are also Englishmen, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, in addition to De Villiers.
– Clearing all three grandstands on various sides of his home ground at Kingsmead in Durban He is well-known for smashing massive sixes, and he has accomplished this feat several times at Kingsmead.
Recently, when playing against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, he struck a ball completely off of the ground.
The following statement that he made off the cuff after an Indian Premier League game is often cited: “If it’s in the arc it’s out (of) the park, if it’s in the vee it’s in the tree.”
He states, “That was taught to me by my father.”
Andrew Miller was a talented club cricketer who represented Natal Country Districts. He played for them for many years.
However, not everything is a heavy hitter.
Miller will likely find himself in scenarios at the World Cup when he will be required to take responsibility for rebuilding an innings. He will be batting at number six for a team that does not have any proven all-rounders.
“It’s important to provide a brief overview of the scenario. Sometimes you have to bat with the lower order, and when this happens, you and your hitting partner have to determine on the spot how you are going to approach the situation.
“Sometimes it seems like you’re playing chess. You are considering potential actions and weighing the significance of various factors. It all comes down to making unequivocal choices. When you are entirely devoted to something, it helps you execute it better.
Miller showed both sides of his game when South Africa needed to win the remaining three matches of a recent home series against Australia after losing the first two matches of the series. Miller was South Africa’s captain for the series.
In the fourth match, he smashed an unbeaten 82 off of 45 balls, and along with Heinrich Klaasen, who was inspired, they combined an almost imaginable 222 runs off of 94 balls for the fifth wicket.
In the decisive match, which was played in more challenging circumstances, he struck a more controlled 63 off of 65 balls, which allowed South Africa to get to a total that was defendable despite getting off to a shaky start.
“There are a lot of open spots in the World Cup,” he continues. “We’ve been working together for a while now. We have the ability to accomplish it; the challenge now is to maintain our proficiency in the fundamentals over more extended periods of time.